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The 3D Printing Revolution is Here. Are You Ready?

Discover the future of defense manufacturing at RAPID + TCT, the premier event for additive manufacturing innovation. In an era where agility, precision, and efficiency are paramount in defense operations, embracing additive manufacturing is no longer an option – it's a necessity. Join us to explore the cutting-edge technologies and revolutionary processes that are reshaping the defense industry. Register now to secure your place at the forefront of innovation.

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Defense Manufacturing

RAPID + TCT: The Next Level of Defense Manufacturing

Customization and Mission Tailoring: AM allows for the rapid prototyping and production of customized equipment and spare parts tailored to specific mission requirements. This capability enables military units to adapt and innovate on the battlefield, optimizing equipment performance, and increasing operational effectiveness. Additionally, it facilitates the production of mission-specific tools, jigs, and fixtures, enhancing efficiency and versatility in maintenance and repair operations. (Source: "Additive Manufacturing for Military Application: The State of the Art" by E. Sachs et al., in Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium Proceedings, 2007)

Securing Sensitive Information and Supply Chain: Additive manufacturing provides the defense sector with greater control over sensitive designs and intellectual property by limiting the need to outsource manufacturing to external suppliers. By producing parts in-house or through trusted partners, defense organizations can better protect classified information, safeguard supply chain integrity, and mitigate the risks of unauthorized access or tampering. Additionally, additive manufacturing enables the rapid implementation of design changes and upgrades, reducing the likelihood of unauthorized replication or reverse engineering. (Source: "Additive Manufacturing in Defense and Aerospace" by Defense Strategies Institute (DSI), 2019)

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Three Reasons to Be at RAPID + TCT

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Innovative Solutions

On the show floor, you'll find products from 400+ solution providers and 100+ top equipment builders. You'll see, touch, and test the materials and technologies powering the next phase of innovation in AM, speak one-on-one with product reps, and be among the first to preview exclusive new offerings.
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Industry Connections

From rising stars to established leaders, RAPID + TCT attracts the biggest names and the brightest minds in the industry. With daily networking events and opportunities to mingle between sessions and on the show floor, you'll build the relationships you need to keep fueling growth for your company and your career.
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Impactful Ideas

With 300+ speakers on-site and 125+ hours of specialist content, RAPID + TCT is the most robust technical conference in industrial 3D printing. From timely talks and panels to hands-on workshops, you'll get direct access to the AM experts and industry leaders driving change in the field.